Memphis, Tenn., Sep 9, 2019 / 16:07 pm
After being included several months ago on a Virginia list of priests credibly accused of sexual abuse, the first Catholic bishop of Memphis was removed from a mural in the city over the weekend.
On Saturday, a painting of former Bishop Carroll Dozier was removed from the "Upstanders Mural," across from the National Civil Rights Museum. It was replaced by an image of Jose Guerrero, co-founder of the social service organization Latino Memphis.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Memphis' first Catholic bishop has been replaced on a mural downtown months after he was included in a list of clergymen accused of molesting children. <a href="https://t.co/ljuNZGQMRJ">https://t.co/ljuNZGQMRJ</a></p>— WREG News Channel 3 (@3onyourside) <a href="https://twitter.com/3onyourside/status/1171024435807215616?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 9, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Last February, the Diocese of Richmond, Virginia, where Dozier was ordained, released a list of clergymen with "a credible and substantiated claim of sexual abuse against a minor." Dozier is on the list.